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The Meatpacking District of Copenhagen

The area

The Meatpacking District of Copenhagen consists of three large areas named The White Meat City, The Gray Meat City and The Brown Meat City. See a map of the area here.


The White Meat City

The White Meat City is a unique 871.000 sq. feet property owned by the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark and home of meat companies, creative industries, supermarkets, galleries, and restaurants. It is in other words the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen.

There are only few working Meat Cities left today in the world. The area is mentioned in the travel guide of The New York Times on the 8th of August 2004. Read the article here.

Here is another feature from New York Times about Copenhagen and Karrierebar and V1 Gallery, which are situated next door to each other in The White Meat City. Read more here.

The area is developed by Copenhagen Properties to contain artists, galleries, meat industries, creative and gastronomic trendsetters all blended together in the caracteristic white buildings primarily from 1934.

Students and professors from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, the Fachhochschule Frankfurt, Studiengang Architektur, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy, and the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia in Tallinn have studied the The White Meat City. Read more about their work here.

The architects from Mutopia have conceived a masterplan for "The White Meat City" where culture, design, and gastronomy are in focus. Read more about Mutopias plan here.


At their website Wonderful Copenhagen mentions Karrierebar - a new art bar in Copenhagen situated in The White Meat City. Read the article here.

Copenhagen X made a short video about The White Meat City which you can see on Youtube here.

Designer Mads Nørgaard shot his commercial film THE COPENHAGEN EXPERIENCE in The White Meat City. See it here.

The meat industries have their own website called

The White Meat City has been mentioned in the official tourist guide Visitcopenhagen in september 2009. Read about it here.


The Gray Meat City

The Gray Meat City is a smaller areal with cultural activities, offices, and meat industries.


The Brown Meat City

The Brown Meat City contains various schools, a theater, hotel- and conference facilities, a swim centre and a beautiful antique exhibition hall called Øksnehallen. See pictures of Øksnehallen here. The area is owned by DGI-byen. You can read more about their activities here.


Another homepage for Copenhagen Meatpacking District

The tenants are organized in "Kødbyforeningen" and are maintaining their own homepage for Copenhagen Meatpacking District. Keep yourself updated on current activities here.